Blades of Bronze Ancient Skirmish Rules

Blades of Bronze is a set of free wargames rules designed for short skirmish 15mm ancient wargames. The rules revolve around the ability of the leaders to give orders to the troops.

Hadrian’s Wall Paper Model

I’ve always wanted to do a Romans in Britain scenario. In recent months, I’ve been picking up Romans on Ebay as I’ve found them, and soon will begin looking for Celts and Gauls.

This paper model of a section of Hadrian’s Wall might come in handy. In the scale it’s in, you’d need 79 for a Roman Mile. The model is in black and white, but a little work with watercolor and a fat brush would quickly solve that

Rubicon By Tom Holland

This is an exciting book that I literally could not put down. Oxford educated historian Tom Holland brings the whirlwind last years of the Roman republic to life — turning what normally is a dry recitation of names and places into a compelling drama. The machinations of Pompey, Cicero, Sulla, and, of course Caesar, are as complex and devious as anything imaginable. What stuck me most, however, was the many ways in which the last years of the Republic reflect our own modern society.Best wargaming bit: There are a few absolutely thrilling chapters that describe the rampaging Roman street gangs who, in support of one politician or another engaged in open warfare in Rome. It would make an outstanding game — especially when a politician opens his stable of gladiators, only to be countered by another’s private guard of legionnaires.

Rubicon : The Last Years of the Roman Republic